Paleo-Vegan Maple Walnut Ice Cream

paleo-vegan maple walnut ice cream

Why I am so fascinated with recipes that fit both of these restrictive diets is beyond me.  Perhaps, it is the challenge of combining vegan and paleo.  In this case, the dual dietary compliance was more happenstance than plan.

Maple Walnut Ice Cream is a staple flavor here in Rhode Island.  It seemed a natural choice to convert into a paleo recipe since maple syrup is one of the few sweeteners many Paleo followers will indulge in & nuts are acceptable.   Swapping the heavy cream for coconut milk resulted in the recipe also being vegan.

This does melt a little faster than typical ice cream, and is really more like an ice milk.

Vegan Maple Walnut Ice Cream
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  • 13.5 oz can of coconut milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbs, pure maple syrup (add an extra tbs if you prefer sweeter)
  • ⅓ cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  1. Whisk the coconut milk, vanilla and maple syrup together.
  2. Follow manufacturers directions to churn the mixture. It will likely take a few minutes longer to churn than typical ice cream.
  3. When the mixture is thick, but still needs around another 5 minutes of churning, add the walnuts.



  1. says

    I guess it would seem well suited to your region, but tasty everywhere. I’m thinking they did that flavor on The Apprentice last round too.

  2. says

    My Mom’s favorite ice cream flavor is maple walnut. I know that doesn’t matter, but your post reminded me of that. :) It sounds yummy!

  3. says

    this sounds so tasty. Not sure if I’d really care for it though since I like a creamier ice cream, not really an icy texture

  4. says

    Pinning this to make for Hubs. He misses ice cream since he had to go dairy-free.

  5. says

    I love pretty much anything with walnuts- I made banana walnut bread tonight even!

  6. says

    I can not believe how easy this recipe is and the flavor combo sounds amazing!

  7. says

    I’ve had and ice-cream churner in the attic for years now and I didn’t really know how/what to do with it. I’m going to give it a try and see how this goes. Thx for the inspiration!

  8. says

    This recipe looks amazing and so different from any ice cream recipes I have tried.

  9. says

    This looks scrumptious! I love me some ice cream no matter what the flavor!

  10. says

    I love that this uses no dairy! M is allergic so this is a great optioncourtney for her!

  11. says

    Now this would be one my husband would love. Thanks for sharing.

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